Agoda in the News’s hotel recommendations add sparkle to Taipei’s Christmasland festival

SINGAPORE (11 November, 2015), one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has collected a list of traveler-favorite hotels in Taiwan to help celebrate Christmasland in New Taipei City, one of the most boisterous year-end celebrations in Asia and Taiwan’s most famous Christmas festival.

This year’s festival, to be held from 20 November 2015 to 3 January 2016, continues a tradition that has seen visitors to Taipei nearly double since the first event in 2011. Most of that increase comes from China, but the event has also seen large increases in visitors from Brazil, South Korea, the United States, and Australia. It seems that word of the event’s unique character is spreading to travelers all over the world.

Christmasland in New Taipei City is most famous for its giant illuminated Christmas tree lit up by a colorful 3D projection, but there’s so much more. Spilling out of the central Banqiao district, known for its markets, parks, and sports facilities, the event transforms the area into a winter playground. High-tech light shows, a variety of markets, and theme parks, games, and attractions for kids and adults alike, the event has become an iconic part of New Taipei City’s December festivities.

And if you’re confused by the name “New Taipei City,” you’re not alone. But don’t worry – it’s nothing more than the area surrounding the original Taipei city.

This year, is recommending a list of hotels that provide a lovely stay as well as easy access to the celebrations. Choose from the highly regarded Hotel Midtown Richardson, once a famous department store before getting a new lease on life as a hotel. The Hotel Proverbs Taipei is a trendy boutique space designed by noted architect Ray Chen, decorated with wood and accented with copper and leather touches. The list includes many others to fit all budgets and tastes – check out The Jade Hotel, Single Inn Taipei, Morwing Hotel, and Hotel Color to start with. All are close to transit lines and make getting to and from Christmasland in New Taipei City easy and convenient.

Click here for a full list of accommodations to choose from, and get ready to celebrate Christmas Taipei-style.

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